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Adopted -- First there was Angelina, then Madonna, and now Pauly
Adopted -- Pauly Shore tries to adopt an African child in this trailer for the comedy


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2009 (USA) See more »
For hundreds of years, Africa has existed in a state of despair. Famine, civil wars and rampant disease have left the continent without hope... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Q&A: Pauly Shore on Being Honest and Taking Care of His Mother
 (From Variety - Film News. 3 December 2014, 3:09 PM, PST)

 (From Variety - TV News. 3 December 2014, 3:09 PM, PST)

Disc Covering: "Adopted," With Your Buuuuuuddy, Pauly Shore
 (From IFC. 28 July 2010, 7:22 AM, PDT)

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Cindy Iglesias ... Cindy Iglesias

Pauly Shore ... Pauly Shore

Directed by
Pauly Shore 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Pauly Shore  story

Produced by
Sam Hendrikse .... executive producer
Ann Roberts .... producer
Pauly Shore .... producer
Original Music by
The Newton Brothers 
Cinematography by
Bruce Cunningham 
Grant Nelson 
Film Editing by
Miles Barken 
Chester Contaoi 
Animation Department
Peter Conlon .... animation director
Brian Yarnell .... animator
Other crew
Neill Frank .... production coordinator
David Albert Pierce .... production counsel

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Rated R for some language
USA:80 min
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23 out of 42 people found the following review useful.
Tasteless and an Excruciating Waste of Time, 11 June 2010
Author: ridley_coppola from United States

As a person who works in the movie industry, I watch a variety of films on a regular basis. I consider it a labor of love and enjoy seeing films and documentaries of all backgrounds and genres because you never know when you'll find something amazing. However I have never felt so embarrassed for myself and the state of our culture (not to mention American citizens) when I watched this piece of insulting, tasteless, and desperate piece of intelligence-draining garbage. Not only was it completely saturated in racism, lame jokes, and humorless jabs at stereotypical Africa, but it seemed like a desperate attempt for Pauly Shore to reconnect with an audience that he lost about 15 years ago. I'm sure he's broke and needs some cash, but it shouldn't be at the expense of one of the poorest and most humble regions on earth. They simply don't have the money to sue Pauly Shore for exploiting and ridiculing these people and their culture. It's disgusting to me that we're living in a day and age where people will actually fund projects like this to be made, and in turn, they make money. Even though I firmly believe in the right to Freedom of Speech, it's trash like this that makes me wonder if people have any moral compass, respect, or compassion for other cultures anymore.

Fortunately, in my industry, I was able to view this film for free because it's part of my job. However, I hope those of you reading this review will keep in mind that there is an entire continent and race of people (not to mention numerous children) that certainly were not compensated nearly enough for the amount of damage and injustice this film does to them or will continue to do over the course of time. When you purchase this film, download it, or pay to rent it, you are reinforcing the studios and producers that support these kinds of wasted efforts. Your money is always the vote that counts, wherever and however you spend it. Don't let these people get rich for exploiting an undeserving, culturally rich and amazing continent that doesn't have the financial means or global posture to defend itself.


It's rather unfortunate to see that some people choose to have a racist, bigoted sense of humor and actually have the nerve to call this trash "ironic." The level of ignorance in the world completely astounds me, especially considering that you'd think we would have evolved as a human race since the Civil Rights movement. Satire or mockumentary, real or not -- Pauly Shore's jokes in this movie aren't funny, they're seriously offensive (even to a caucasian person such as myself). If you find yourself laughing at them, I highly recommend you see a therapist as soon as possible and try to get help, because your lack of intelligence is a threat to civilization around you.

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